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Friday, July 16, 2010

Let the Media Tablet Wars Begin!

PC tablets have been around for a while and have never really lived up to industry expectations, but the arrival of the iPad earlier this year signaled the beginning of an emerging market for media tablets. Inevitably, more vendors will follow as they consider their positioning in this market as well.

Most recently, on June 29, 2010, Cisco unveiled the Cius, a mobile collaboration tablet (with a camera and video camera) targeted at business users. But are Canadian businesses ready to embrace this kind of device?

My blog post on itbusiness.ca provides some more detail into the device, and the reaction we might expect to see from Canadian businesses.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Canada's Digital Economy Strategy: Fast and Flexible Startups Can Help, But They Need Support

Back in May, the government announced a national consultation aimed at building consensus among governments, the private sector, academia and the Canadian public in developing a digital economy strategy for Canada. The public consultation period formally ended this week on July 13, although news and updates will be posted on the Government of Canada website as they become available. The government reports that between May 10 and July 13, more than 2,000 Canadian individuals and organizations registered to share their ideas and submissions.

My full response to Canada's Digital economy strategy can be found on the Government of Canada website. A short overview is below:

"To position Canada for success now and in the future, a connected and integrated digital economy is needed that enables greater two-way communication and transactions. Fast and flexible startups can play a key role in helping Canada achieve that quickly by providing leading edge technology to enable this connectivity, and become engines of growth and job creation themselves. However, they need support — and ideally, that’s part of what Canada’s digital strategy will provide."